Drink driving ban for East Lindsey District Councillor


An ELDC councillor has been banned from driving for 25 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Lesley-Jayne Marfleet, of Fulstow, was in an ‘emotional state’ when she chose to drive her car in the early hours of the morning after drinking wine with a friend.

The district councillor for Tetford admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said that in the early hours of Sunday April 20, she was seen by police to be driving erratically on Ludborough Road, North Thoresby, and, after she was stopped, it was obvious she was the worse for drink as he had glazed eyes and slurred speech.

Follow a positive breath test, she was arrested and gave a reading of 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

In mitigation, it was said she had been in an ‘emotional state’ as she had separated from her husband a year ago and the divorce had just become final.

She was fined £400 with a £40 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

The 47-year-old has been banned from driving for 25 months but the ban could be reduced by six months if she completes a course.